The 2018 World Cup has been dominated by two sides that have not only played a part in the World Cup, but also in the world.
But now that the tournament has come to an end, there is one team that has notched a remarkable achievement that has earned it the nickname of “The Team of The Tournament.”
Here is a look at how the World Champions have done in their bid to win their first major trophy in nearly 60 years.
BENZ, Germany The Germans have been at the forefront of world football for decades and this season has been no exception.
With their team set to face Brazil in the quarterfinals, the German champions have played a key role in helping the tournament become more global in scope.
The Bayern Munich-based club has been the top Bundesliga side in the Bundesliga for the last four years, and have qualified for the tournament twice, in 2014 and 2017.
They won the Bundesliga title last season, and qualified for Euro 2020.
Bayern have a solid squad that includes the world’s best goalkeepers, who have become one of the top three in the Premier League.
There is a big threat to Bayern’s title hopes this season with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Juventus’s Andrea Pirlo.
TALLINN, Estonia The Estonian giants are back in the finals after two seasons in the Europa League.
The Tallinn giants were knocked out of the Champions League in the round of 16 by Manchester City in the first leg of the last-16.
In the Europa Cup, Tallinn lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich and finished third.
It is expected that the Estonian side will make their Champions League debut this summer, as the country is in the process of moving to a new stadium.
GALAXY, Russia Russia’s star striker has a strong international pedigree, and his name is in many fans’ minds after he won the World Player of the Year award in 2018.
He has scored five goals in his five appearances for the Russian national team, and is also known for his role in the team’s win over France in the 2018 World Championship.
FATBED, Belgium The Belgian side have had a great season, but they have had an especially tough time with injuries to the players on the field.
Belgium will play the third round of their Champions Leagues against the United States in the second leg of their group.
This group is comprised of the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium.
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